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Tracey Redwood


Dr Tracey Redwood has worked at the University of Northampton since 2006 after completing her PhD on “Becoming a Mother: A Phenomenological Exploration of Transition to Motherhood, its Impact and Implications for the Professional Lives of Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors”. Within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, she leads the development of Early Help in Early Years Universal Assessment Tool. She supervises several PhD projects and contributes to a variety of professional modules. Tracey has extensive clinical and academic experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom with diverse interests in paediatric and neonatal intensive care, transitions to motherhood including returning to work and teenage pregnancy, postnatal depression and affects on the work environment, baby swimming, asthma management and student attrition. Methodologically her expertise is in qualitative research specifically phenomenological. Dr Redwood has recently secured National Lottery Funding to create a drop in centre for families in her local community incorporating internal and external spaces.

Prior to working with the University of Northampton, Tracey worked for the University of East Anglia and University of Wales. Tracey examines for Oxford Brookes, is a member of the University Research Ethics Committee and has a number of professional links with Australia.